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Kathy Prendergast, 2002,_ Mittens and Moth Eggs (from_Bugs_Portfolio). Taken from the Arts Council Collection.

Kathy Prendergast: ‘Mittens and Moth Eggs’ (2000) 28th May 2020


#Tellmethestory Arts Council Collection

Kathy Prendergast, ‘Mittens and Moth Eggs (from Bugs Portfolio)’, 2000, Digital Archival Ink Jet Print. Arts Council Collection

Kathy Prendergast was born in 1958 in Dublin. She graduated from the Royal College of Art, London in 1986 and went on to represent Ireland at the Venice Biennale in 1995.

‘Mittens and Moth Eggs’ invokes the discreet, noiseless destruction of a bug infestation. It is one of a portfolio of ten prints collectively entitled ‘Bugs’. The works in the portfolio used various printmaking processes and all shared an insect theme.

The artwork was chosen by women of Colchester to feature in Firstsite’s Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme Exhibition, ‘Tell me the story of all these things’.

Use the arrows to navigate to an audio description of the piece, by Programme Manager, Communities, Emma Reeve.

This artwork is featured as part of the exhibition, ‘Tell be the story of all these things‘. The exhibition title is inspired by Rehana Zaman’s 2016 film Tell me the story of all these things (included in the exhibition), which revolves around a conversation between the artist and her two sisters as they prepare a meal. Find out more about the exhibition.